Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, June 28th, 2016 - 63 comments
April Key said our foreign trusts had full disclosure and proposals to increase transparency were “barking mad”. June Key is going to implement “sensible and well-reasoned” proposals to increase disclosure and transparency.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 19th, 2016 - 128 comments
Liz Gunn sets out why Mike Hosking needs to be removed as TVNZ’s frontman.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 18th, 2016 - 56 comments
Te Puea Marae, whose only “crime” in this the Brighter Future was to try and help the homeless, “has fears of ‘smear campaign’ “. Naturally Paula Bennett is the real victim here. And furthermore, it’s all Labour’s fault.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, June 18th, 2016 - 52 comments
For eight long years National have been telling us that the 90 day trial (fire at will) law was all about creating jobs. Yesterday a new Treasury report showed that it had failed to do so. RNZ: “The government now says its 90-day trial period was never about increasing the number of jobs in New Zealand”. Of course.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 16th, 2016 - 107 comments
As Bryan Gould put it – “In any other country, and especially in those where such deals are commonplace, no one would be in any doubt as to what had really happened. In New Zealand, however, we are naively inclined to accept the blank-eyed, slack-mouthed assurances that it was all a coincidence and that nothing untoward had happened.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 60 comments
Epsom hologram David Seymour reckons we need to force refugees to pledge allegiance to what he calls ‘values’. Of course, ACT don’t know value, they only know price. And haven’t we heard this sort of thing from another party in years gone by?
Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, June 8th, 2016 - 63 comments
Radio New Zealand has reported that the promised jobs relating to the construction of the Convention Centre are appearing. But in Thailand, not New Zealand. Updated with comment on the terms of the supplemental agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 5th, 2016 - 24 comments
In Australia in the midst of the election campaign an ordinary Australian, Duncan Storrar, talked publicly about how difficult it was to live and support his children on the minimum wage. The response of the right through News Corp was to attack and humiliate him.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 2nd, 2016 - 80 comments
Hey Mike Hosking – how many dead and deformed babies is the precious Olympic schedule worth to you anyway?
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, June 1st, 2016 - 205 comments
Why is it that elements of the media always claim that any sort of cooperation between Labour and the Greens will be disastrous for both parties?
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, May 31st, 2016 - 6 comments
After a significant security leak National will be forced to ban itself from future budget lockups.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, May 31st, 2016 - 38 comments
News broke this morning about a major mistake discovered in September 2014 during the height of an election campaign. But it was hidden from view until now. It makes you wonder how the news could have been hidden for so long.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, May 30th, 2016 - 57 comments
Tim Watkin: “What’s clear is that National, as is their well worn tactic, will do its best to ensure the blame gets shared around”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, May 29th, 2016 - 38 comments
Steven Joyce has claimed that Auckland’s housing crisis is like Christchurch’s. Has Auckland recently had two disastrous earthquakes?
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, May 28th, 2016 - 171 comments
It’s naked panic now. In response to the crisis that isn’t a crisis Key is going to overrule the council that his government created and screw over Auckland democracy just like he screwed over Canterbury. What do you think of that Aucklanders?
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, May 27th, 2016 - 43 comments
Another National Backbencher has shown her prowess with social media.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 27th, 2016 - 38 comments
John Key has given a powerful speech on NZ’s housing crisis: “This is an issue that should concern all New Zealanders. It threatens a fundamental part of our culture, it threatens our communities and, ultimately, it threatens our economy.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 27th, 2016 - 31 comments
— Deborah Russell
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 27th, 2016 - 23 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments
There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…
Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 140 comments
Paula Bennett’s “big” housing “announcement” today is a re-announcement with a twist of lie.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, May 25th, 2016 - 121 comments
The Government is planning to change funding for budgeting services and to require providers to become “financial mentors” rather than “budgeting advisers” as if this will improve things.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, May 25th, 2016 - 18 comments
Paula Bennett has basically apologised to Parliament for claiming that National would create 3,000 new social housing beds when all that it was doing is funding existing beds to make sure they did not disappear.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, May 24th, 2016 - 51 comments
Nick Smith thinks that the recently developing housing crisis is a figment of our imagination.